“Meanwhile, Christian organization Faith Driven Consumer has launched a petition drive on IStandWithPhil.com, calling for A&E immediately reinstate Mr. Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty.
Chris Stone, founder of Faith Driven Consumer, stated: "Simply put, Phil Robertson is being censored and punished for quoting the Bible, and A&E's treatment of him is punitive and highly discriminatory. Everyday people will not stand for this, they know bullying and violation of religious freedom when they see it. A&E's actions are censoring Faith Driven Consumers and eliminating them from an entertainment choice that they have overwhelmingly supported."
The IStandWithPhil.com online petition drive calls for the American right to free speech. It states: "A&E's position, which in your own words is 'championing' the gay and lesbian community...excludes the views of Faith Driven Consumers and effectively censors a legitimate viewpoint held by the majority of Americans."
Along with the reinstatement of Robertson, the online petition also calls for the A&E network to "formally apologize to him, his family, and the millions of viewers who tune in every week, stand by him, and share his worldview."”